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Monday, May 10, 2021

Local government

Bureau of Corrections Director Wynnie Testamark defends her agency’s budget at Tuesday’s hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

Bureau of Corrections Conducts Off-island Correctional Facility Visits

Corrections recently conducted a routine site visit to check on the quality of housing and treatment of the 48 Virgin Islands inmates housed in four prisons in Virginia.

DHS to Host Zoom Launch of Personal Care Attendants Program

Two Zoom forums will launch a program to help small businesses grow and new businesses get off the ground through a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) In-home Services program.

Human Services Hosting Public Zoom Meetings on Personal Care Attendants In-Home Services

The Department of Human Services Medicaid Division is set to host two Virtual Zoom forum sessions this week and next announcing the launch of a program to help small businesses grow and new businesses get off the ground through a Personal Care Attendant  In-home Services program.

FEMA Obligates $61 Million to Housing Authority to Restore Public Housing

According to the V.I. Office of Disaster Recovery, the funds obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Public Assistance Program are earmarked to execute eleven projects, nine on St. Croix and two on St. Thomas.

WAPA Awards 26 Employees For Safety Efforts

Twenty-six employees of the Production Operations Department at St. Croix's Randolph Harley Power Plant received awards from the Safety Department Monday morning in recognition of their efforts to reduce job injury incidents.

UVI Webinar Series Celebrates Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the University of the Virgin Islands and its partners will co-host a series of webinars and community conversations.

Third Round of Pandemic SNAP Benefits Tentatively Approved

The V.I. Department of Human Services announced Monday the pending approval of the state plan DHS submitted to the federal Food & Nutrition Service Agency for a third round of food assistance through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer.

Governor Bryan Issues Statement About CDC’s Letter to Cruise Industry

“I want to thank the Biden administration and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky for acting swiftly to deliver this great news for the Virgin Islands and for all the U.S. jurisdictions that rely on tourism as a foundation of their economy,” said Gov. Bryan.

Governor and Limetree Bay CEO Meet to Discuss Refinery’s Operations on St. Croix

Although previously planned, Tuesday’s meeting followed a recent gas flaring event from the refinery that prompted the closure of several schools in the vicinity of the refinery and triggered complaints from residents living in the surrounding areas.

Extended Benefits Triggered Due to Insured Unemployment Rate

Claimants that are eligible for weeks prior to the May 1 will continue to be paid benefits.